The Art Group of Strathroy
I was a stay at home Mother of three, one son, two daughters. Started to become interested in art with my Father who was a carpenter by trade, and who always encouraged us to be artistic. My Dad loved to draw and teach us about art around us.
When I was fourteen years of age I won recognition in a couple of drawings, one religious the other of three fish. The Virgin I still have.
My first encounter with painting was in paint by number with every step arranged for you. Then I bought some oils; I started to take formal lessons in oils at night classes in Sarnia. My first teacher was Mrs. Fader from the East Coast who had showings at the library and she did full size portraits of some of her students and I was hooked.
From oils to acrylics was a natural progression. I sold some of the acrylics in the store that my parents had at their hunting and fishing lodge up north and gave a lot of them away to family. Watercolour came in 1994 when I was introduced to it by Pam Wong of Sarnia. She made it look so easy. I have worked very hard at this, and do enjoy it immensely. It is my passion.
Now in my senior years sketching is another passion which I started when the four grandchildren were babies. The youngest granddaughter says the third portrait drawing of her is a very good likeness. I guess we never stop learning. Often heard over the last fifty years………… Life is a lesson.
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